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Mentee, Jake Gynn tells his story to the Easbourne Herald

22 year old Jake Gynn tells the Eastbourne Herald how the Quest helped him let go of the deep sadness and guilt he’d been carrying around since he was a child. As well as how it was building a relationship with his mentor, Ronnie. “It was awkward because I wasn’t used to having this male figure in my life. But gradually we built up a relationship and humour was key.” I let go of my deep...

Abob CEO, Nathan Roberts in the Guardian on the prison crisis.

The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ section invited Abob’s CEO, Nathan Roberts, to write about why the prison crisis is happening. Nathan explains: “Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for re-offending and suicide” in a very strong piece.

Inside Time Reports On Haringey abob

Inside Time is the national prison newspaper, this month’s edition reports very powerfully and positively on Haringey’s abob and their activities. Mentor, Ken Hinds, is interviewed. He says: “The young men we mentor have been in jail, they’re on probation, they’ve got serious issues. We help them to become the men they want to be.” Editor Erwin James who also wrote about abob for the Guardian, writes: “That there is a need for organisations like A Band of Brothers is beyond dispute. Men account for eight out of 10 people cautioned by the police, and nearly nine out of 10 people found guilty of indictable...

abob Mentee Tells His Extraordinary Story

  Kyren Barrett tells the Crawley News his story. From being a repeatedly violent offender to an aspiring youth worker. Transformation is possible. This is a young man who has spent 8 years in prison. And now thanks to abob, he has found a sense of purpose. Former Thomas Bennett pupil who used to earn money beating people up turning life around after 7th spell in...
Rose Rouse

Rose Rouse is our PR. A journalist and writer as well, she is passionate about abob and the possibilities nationally for such transformational work.
She is always interested in abob success stories for case histories whether it be mentors or mentees. Please get in touch if you have one.
abob have already had pieces in the Guardian (twice), the Sunday Times, a brilliant feature on Woman’s Hour and there will be more.

If you’d like to feature abob – please contact rosejanerouse@yahoo.co.uk


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